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Fall 2011 Lunch & Learn

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ Brandeis University (BOLLI)
Lunch & Learn Speakers



Joan Vennochi
Op Ed Columnist
Boston Globe
9/14 Robert Gilbert
Edward W. Brooke Professor
Northeastern University
"The Tea Party Movement: Tempest in a Teapot or Enduring Force"
9/15 Lisa Lynch
Dean and Maurice B. Hexter Professor  of Social and Economic Policy, Heller School "Social Displacement of the Great Recession"
9/20 Aubrey Milunsky MD, DSc
Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Pathology
and Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Center for Human Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine "Your Genes, Your Health"
9/21 Susan Curnan
Professor of Social Policy & Management,  Heller School, Brandeis University
"Growing up at Val-Kill with Eleanor Roosevelt: Memories from Eleanor Roosevelt's Kitchen"
9/22 Gilad Harel
Doctoral candidate in Musicology,  Teaching Assistant, and Lecturer, Music Department, Brandeis University
"W.A. Mozart - The Struggles of a Genius" 
10/4 Dan Breen
Professor of History
Newbury College
Lecturer, Legal Studies Department
Brandeis University
"Murder at Noon-Day: the Selfridge/ Austin Affray of 1806" 
10/5 Brandeis student group
Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
, Brandeis Sustainability Coordinator and Brandeis students Maya Riser-Kositsky, Linda Li, and Dorian Williams
Brandeis Campus Sustainability Award Projects
10/6 Joseph Tulchin
Visiting Fellow
David Rockefeller Center for
Latin American Studies
Harvard University
“The United States and Latin
America: The Future of the
Hemispheric Community”
10/11 Robert Halloran
Channel 5 Anchor, sports commentator and author  "Sports Journalism: The Long and Short of It"
10/12 Stephen Kenney
Director of Commonwealth Museum
 "Exploring Massachusetts History at the Commonwealth Museum"
10/13 Christopher Klein, Author of
Discovering the Boston Harbor
Islands & Mike Dyer,
Cartographer, Maps Division of
National Geographic Society
"Mapping out the Historic
Landscape of Boston's Harbor
10/18 Ambassador Fernando Paulo de Mello Barreto Filho  
Consul General of Brazil in Boston
"The New Brazil"
10/19 Brian McGrory 
Metro columnist, Boston Globe
"The Future of Newspapers"
10/20 Open Forum
10/25 Barbara Martin
Alfond Curator of Education
Museum of Fine Arts
"High Tech, Low Tech, and Person-to-Person: Interpreting Art at the MFA"
10/26 Joshua Jacobson
Founder and Director of the
Zamir Chorale
Professor of Music, Northeastern University and Hebrew College
 "Pushing the Button: Protest Songs in Israel: The Nexus of Music and Politics in contemporary Israel"
10/27 TBD
11/1 Joan Wallace-Benjamin
President & Chief Executive Officer, The Home for Little Wanderers, "The Changing Landscape of Child Welfare"
11/2 Scott Edmiston
Director of Office of the Arts and Instructor of Modern Drama,
Brandeis University
"A Sense of Direction"
11/3 Muriel Gillick, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"Once They Had a Country: Two Teenage Refugees in the Second World War"
11/8 Richard Gaskins
Proskauer Chair in
Law and Social Welfare, Brandeis University
"Louis Brandeis as Educator"
11/9 Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister
President and CEO of Massachussetts Life Sciences Center
"Translating Good Science Into Good Business: The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center"
11/10 Eva Bellin,  the Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics in the Brandeis Department of Politics and the Crown Center for Middle East Studies
"The Arab Spring: Status and Prospects"
11/15 Judith A. Cowin
Former Supreme Judicial Court Justice
"Interesting Cases I worked on at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court"
11/16 Margaret Gullette
Brandeis Women’s Studies Research
Center Scholar in Residence and
11/17 James Wolff, MD
Associate Professor of International Health,
Boston University School of Medicine; Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health
"Preventing Maternal and Child Deaths Around the World"
11/29 The Jeweltones
A Women's A Capella Group
11/30 Mary Crowe
The American Songbook
Cabaret, Blues, and Jazz
12/1 Scene-iors performance